Christmas Canon

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"Christmas Canon"
Single by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
from the album The Christmas Attic
Recorded1997 or 1998
GenreChristmas music, rock
Songwriter(s)Paul O'Neill (lyrics)
Johann Pachelbel (music)
Producer(s)Paul O'Neill and Robert Kinkel
Trans-Siberian Orchestra singles chronology
"The World That He Sees"
"Christmas Canon"
"Queen of the Winter Night"

"Christmas Canon" is a Christmas song by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) from their 1998 album The Christmas Attic.

The song is set to the tune of Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D Major with new lyrics added. The style is a departure from TSO's usual rock arrangements, instead being performed in the style of a children's choir with light accompaniment from piano and strings. The group would later create a rock version of the song, entitled "Christmas Canon Rock" with Jennifer Cella on lead vocals, which debuted on their 2004 album The Lost Christmas Eve. [2]

As of November 25, 2016, total sales of the digital track stand at 918,000 downloads according to Nielsen SoundScan, placing it seventh on the list of all-time best-selling Christmas/holiday digital singles in SoundScan history.[3]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
US Digital 39[4]
Chart (2011) Peak
Holiday 100 9[5]

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External links[edit]


  1. ^ Christmas Canon (track listing). Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Lava Records. 2001. PRCD 300705.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ "A Conversation with Jennifer Cella". May 4, 2019. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Billboard Staff (November 25, 2016). "What Are the Top-Selling Holiday Songs?". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Billboard Digital Songs"
  5. ^ "Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Canon Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 11, 2017.